Kentucky Historical Society
KHS to Host Food for Thought: “Upheaval: Stories” in May
FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 2, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host Food for Thought: “Upheaval: Stories” with author Chris Holbrook at noon on Wednesday, May 18 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
Set in Eastern Kentucky, the eight interrelated tales of “Upheaval: Stories” portray a region and its people as they struggle in the face of poverty, isolation, change and the devastation of land and resources at the hands of coal and timber industries. Chris Holbrook, a native of Knott County, Ky., is now an English professor at Morehead State University.
Appalachian novelist and playwright Silas House has said “Holbrook is one of our best writers, and ‘Upheaval’ immediately takes its place as one of the essential Appalachian books.”
A book signing will immediately follow the program.
The menu for the luncheon features pineapple cheese spread with assorted crackers, strawberry spinach salad with strawberry vinaigrette, chicken salad on croissants, pasta salad, marinated asparagus, raspberry trifle and iced tea or coffee.
Tickets to the Food for Thought luncheon, which is part of the KHS Highlighting History series, are $18 for KHS members and $23 for other patrons. To make a reservation, contact Julia Curry at 502-564-1792, ext. 4414 or Julia.Curry@ky.gov. Reservations are required by May 13.
The KHS Highlighting History series includes History Speaks!, Food for Thought and special Thursday evening programs and offers guests an opportunity to explore a wide variety of historical topics. Highlighting History is provided through the generous support of the KHS Foundation. To find out more about Highlighting History and other KHS programs, visit www.history.ky.gov.